Sexualities: issues in social care

Dr Hera Cook and Natalie Delimata and Representative from the Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (University of Birmingham, IT Sligo, Sligo, Leitrim and West)

IT, Sligo 09:30 :: 28th April 2010

Sexualities: issues in social care**

Participation is free: (coffee and buffet lunch provided)

To register contact Dr Chris Sparks: sparks.chris@itsligo.ie


IT Sligo Department of Humanities is running a day-long event. The day will be comprised of a mix of academic and practical care-oriented discussions and workshops on some of the key issues involved in understanding, facilitating and managing diverse sexualities

The morning session will host three speakers:

(a) Key note speaker, Dr Hera Cook (University of Birmingham), author of the Long Sexual Revolution (Oxford University Press) whose paper is titled: 'When is Sex Bad?' Dr Cook will argue that sex involves taking pleasure in another person as a body which raises questions about where the boundaries lie between pleasure and abuse.

(b) Natalie Delimata (IT Sligo) will present a paper entitled. Articulating Intersex: A Crisis at the Intersection of Science and Society. Drawing on Foucault's account of the power structures within society, and Kuhn's account of scientific paradigms, this paper aims to explore sex and intersex within the context of a heated debate between psychologists, medical practitioners and the intersex patient advocacy movement on how best to 'treat' intersexed patients.

(c) Representative from the Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West who will give a presentation on 'what constitutes sexual violence' and discuss the kinds of encounters involved in working with people who have undergone this experience.


The afternoon will consist of three concurrent workshops:

Workshop A. Chaired by Jessica Mannion, run with 'Connect" Irish sex education peer support group: Issues of sexuality for people with disabilities.

Workshop B. Chaired by Jackie O'Toole: Performing Gender in a changing Ireland: issues for social care

Workshop C. Chaired by Dr Kate Duke run with Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West the: Workshop on caring for survivors of sexual violence

 
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